Updated: Nov 23, 2022
The kitchen is easily one of the most used spaces in the home. Clutter often accumulates in high traffic areas, but not to worry! I have four tips you can execute in 60 seconds to banish the clutter in your kitchen!
Tip #1: Use the 90/90 Rule
Do a quick inventory of your kitchen. As you go through your items, take a minute to ask yourself, “Have I used this item in the past 90 days?”. If you haven’t, consider the likelihood of you using it in the next 90 days. If the answer to both questions is ‘no’, then it’s time for that item to go.
Tip #2: Put Away Things You Don’t Use Daily
An easy thing to do to declutter the kitchen is to simply put away anything that you don’t use daily. If you’re a coffee fanatic, you definitely want to keep your coffee maker on the counter. However, yesterday’s mail and that jar of peanut butter can live somewhere else.
Tip #3: Your Kitchen Is Not a Filing Cabinet
You heard it here folks, your kitchen is NOT a filing cabinet. It’s easy to pile your mail on the counters along with homework assignments and paperwork from the office. A quick and easy fix is to first find a new home for your papers (i.e. your home office), and then sort them into bins, or a filing cabinet, by their respective category.
Tip #4: Utilize the Space Under the Sink
It may seem like a no-brainer, but utilizing the space under your kitchen sink can really help with decluttering. Begin by clearing out anything under there that you no longer use. Next, designate one side for cleaning supplies, and the other for items like dishrags, paper towels, and dry-duster pads. Use containers or dividers to be extra organized.
Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time to organize a space, but you always have 60 seconds! These quick tips will help you eliminate the kitchen clutter. Always start with the 90/90 rule. Also, be sure to put away anything you don’t use on a daily basis. Once you’ve moved all your papers to your desk, sort them by their respective categories. Lastly, be sure to utilize spaces like under the kitchen sink. Happy cleaning!